Herbs forum→Cilantro in Rockwool/Hydro

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Central NJ (Zone 6b)
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ghostin
Sep 6, 2020 9:49 AM CST
Hey world!

New member here looking for advice on how to start cilantro seeds in rockwool for hydro systems.

I tried growing cilantro in rockwool but can't for the life of me seem to get them to grow properly. They germinate and start sprouting but then they turn brown and die. I thought it was because of too much moisture in the rockwool so I tried lightly misting them to keep it damp but the same thing happened with the second try. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what could be done to get them to take off.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Min
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Heirlooms
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kittriana
Sep 6, 2020 8:47 PM CST
Rockwool is stone and wool combined. Never tried a hydro system so not sure of your fert mix. Brown would indicate burn-such as too much nitrogen. Cilantro likes a really neutral soil & ph- it is coriandrum sativus, a weed after all. I would have to go research some to give you more than that.
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Central NJ (Zone 6b)
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ghostin
Sep 7, 2020 7:08 AM CST
Thanks for the input kittriana
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Container Gardener Herbs Moon Gardener Enjoys or suffers hot summers Heirlooms
Vegetable Grower Bookworm
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kittriana
Sep 7, 2020 11:26 AM CST
Welcome! info from our Plants Database, perhaps this will assist???
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum 'Confetti')

Slow Bolt Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum 'Santo')





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